Thursday, December 29, 2011

December National President's Report: from Janice Nesser-Chu

WCA elects new President-Elect
Brenda Oelbaum has been elected the next President-Elect of the Women's Caucus for Art. WCA’s bylaws provide a structure for ensuring support and continuity in leadership. The President-Elect serves for two years before becoming the National President and then 2 more years on the Board as Past President. Oelbaum will begin her term as President-Elect on March 1, 2012. 

WCA 40th Anniversary Celebration and Conference 
JOIN WCA members and friends from across the country in Los Angeles, February 23-27, 2012 for what will be a diverse celebration that will include panels, speakers, exhibitions, bus tours, workshops, awards and a gala.
For a complete listing of all the activities:

To register for the conference:

The early bird WCA members package is only available until January 13!

The WCA conference home base will be the Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens, 120 South Los Angeles Street Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Make your reservations early because space is limited. To register, please call 213-629-1200 (direct line) or click here KYOTO HOTEL
For a special WCA discount code email the administrator at The special rate is $129 for standard room and $139 for a deluxe and is only available through January 25.
.Exhibit your work in the Video Exhibit at the 
40th Anniversary Gala
In honor of the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Women's Caucus for Art, all WCA 2012 members are invited to submit images of their work to be exhibited during the 40th Anniversary Gala at the Japanese American National Museum on Saturday Feb 25 in Los Angeles, CA.
The main room at the Gala will have two large screens: one displaying the art work of our current members and the other displaying photos from 40 years of WCA.

Be a part of this celebration by submitting one or two jpegs
 of your work, 300 dpi no larger than 8" in any directions  In the body of the email please include your name, your chapter, the title and medium. 

Deadline to submit is January 25 5pm EST.

Wishes for a Wonderful New Year

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday surrounded by family and friends. 2011 is coming to a close and in a few days we will all be welcoming a new year. 2011 was a monumental year for WCA. We initiated many changes and areas of growth from the development of the legacy campaign to increased funding for chapter initiatives to structural changes to streamline the running of the organization to the growth and rebirth of chapters in New York and Texas to staging two phenomenal conferences: Live Space: Women, Art, Activism and the Midwest Art and Social Justice to executing two exhibitions: Live Spaceand the groundbreaking Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze, ...and much more.
It is because of an active membership that we continue to meet challenges head on, prosper and grow. I want to thank each and every one of you for the part you played in helping WCA meet it's goals and live it's mission statement in 2011.
Here is to an even more 'momentous' year in 2012!
Happy New Year!  

                                         --Janice Nesser-Chu

Support WCA and it's Mission

As the year comes to a close please take a moment to help WCA continue to strive to meet the needs of women in the arts by supporting the:
Lifetime Achievement Awards

Chapter Programs/Development

General Operating Costs

Endowment Fund

Conference Scholarships

WCA would not be celebrating 40 years if it were not for you!
The National Board has been actively securing funds/donations throughout the year to help ensure programming, chapter development, development of publications and increased communication. But we are only as strong as our membership. We need your help and support to meet our mission and build the next 40 years of the WCA.

Please consider making an end of the year donation today!  No amount is too small.  All contributions are tax deductible

Click on the word DONATION to donate today!

For the full report: here
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